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SJR2, s. 1 Section 1. Joint rule 2 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 2. Receding from position on amendment. Whenever an amendment has been nonconcurred in by the other house, any member may move to recede from the amendment. If the motion prevails the amendment shall is thereby be reconsidered and rejected and the bill or joint resolution or amendment to which the amendment had been adopted by the house shall is thereby be passed or concurred in, as the case may be, so that further action is not required thereon in either house.
SJR2, s. 2 Section 2. Joint rule 3 (1) (a) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 3 (1) (a) The usual manner of procedure is as follows: If a bill or joint resolution of one house has been amended and passed by the other house, and has been returned to the house of origin and the house of origin has refused to concur in an amendment, the house of origin may appoint members to a committee of conference and notify the other house, which shall appoint a members to the committee of conference unless it votes to recede from its amendment. Such committees The members of the committee shall be appointed as provided in the rules of each house.
(am) The joint members of the committee shall meet and state to each other, orally or in writing, the reasons of their respective houses for or against the disagreement, and confer thereon, and shall report to their respective houses any agreement they arrive at by the vote of at least a majority of the members of the committee representing each house.
SJR2, s. 3 Section 3. Joint rule 3 (1) (c) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 3 (1) (c) Approval of the conference report by a roll call vote in each house sufficient to constitute final passage of the proposal shall be is final passage of the bill or final adoption and concurrence in the joint resolution in the form and with the changes proposed by the report.
SJR2, s. 4 Section 4. Joint rule 7 (intro.) is renumbered joint rule 7 (1).
SJR2, s. 5 Section 5. Joint rule 7 (1) is renumbered joint rule 7 (1m) and amended to read:
Joint Rule 7 (1m) Citations may be used in place of resolutions for commendations, congratulations, or condolences to past or present state officials or other public figures, groups, or organizations, or to give recognition to an important event or occasion. Citations may not be used for procedural matters or in place of resolutions memorializing the U.S. Congress, but only if appropriate to express the feeling of one house or of both houses of the legislature with reference to a person, group, or organization or to an event or occasion.
SJR2, s. 6 Section 6. Joint rule 7 (3) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 7 (3) Each house shall establish a procedure for reviewing each proposed citation, whether originating in that house or received from the other house with the request for concurrence, for its appropriateness under compliance with subs. (1), (1m), and (2).
SJR2, s. 7 Section 7. Joint rule 7 (4) (b) is renumbered joint rule 7 (4) (a).
SJR2, s. 8 Section 8. Joint rule 7 (4) (c) is renumbered joint rule 7 (4) (b) and amended to read:
Joint Rule 7 (4) (b) Because a A citation is to shall be presented on either an 8-1/2 inch by 11 inch or an 8 inch by 14 inch form, artistically designed and suitable for framing, and the full text of the citation shall may not exceed 15 typewritten lines of 70 characters each a single page.
SJR2, s. 9 Section 9. Joint rule 11 (2) (intro.) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 11 (2) (intro.) Three-fifths of the members elected is the quorum necessary for passage (or concurrence) or concurrence in either house of any "fiscal bill" under section 8 of article VIII of the constitution. The votes shall be taken by ayes and noes and shall be so recorded in the journal. A "fiscal bill" is any bill which:
SJR2, s. 10 Section 10. Joint rule 12 (2) (intro.) is renumbered joint rule 12 (2) (a) and amended to read:
Joint Rule 12 (2) (a) As required by the state constitution, each of the following bills or actions under pars. (am) to (g) requires such higher affirmative vote total for passage (or concurrence) in either house. The vote shall be is taken by ayes and noes and shall be so recorded in the journal.
SJR2, s. 11 Section 11. Joint rule 12 (2) (a) is renumbered joint rule 12 (2) (am) and amended to read:
Joint Rule 12 (2) (am) Three-fourths of all the members elected to each house both houses are necessary to approve any bill to grant increased retirement fund benefits under section 26 of article IV of the constitution.
SJR2, s. 12 Section 12. Joint rule 12 (2) (f) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 12 (2) (f) A majority of all the members elected to each house is necessary to authorize state debt for extraordinary expenditures under section 6, or to authorize bonded indebtedness under section 7 of article VIII, or to give first or second consideration approval to any proposed amendment to the state constitutional change constitution under section 1 of article XII of the constitution.
SJR2, s. 13 Section 13. Joint rule 13 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 13. Adjournment for more than 3 days. As provided by section 10 of article IV of the constitution, neither house shall, without the consent of the other house through approval of a joint resolution by both houses, during any session of the legislature adjourn for any period of more than 3 consecutive days (Sundays excepted).
SJR2, s. 14 Section 14. Joint rule 14 (3) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 14 (3) For any legislative document originating in one house of the legislature and to be reproduced for both houses of the legislature, the joint committee on legislative organization shall may determine the number of copies routinely to be reproduced unless otherwise provided by law, joint rule, or resolution but the chief clerks of the senate and assembly, acting jointly, may authorize the reproduction of additional copies if warranted by the anticipated requests.
SJR2, s. 15 Section 15. Joint rule chapter 3 (title) is amended to read:
Chapter 3:
JOINT COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
SJR2, s. 16 Section 16. Joint rule 21 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 21. Joint hearings of standing committees. The chairpersons of corresponding committees of both houses or committees having corresponding proposals referred to them shall arrange joint hearings of their committees to consider the proposals if, in their judgment, the business of the legislature and the convenience of the members and the public, who are interested in the proposals, will be promoted thereby. The proposals to be considered, the time and place of the hearings, who presides at the hearings, and any other matters convenient to the hearings may be agreed upon by the chairpersons. Joint hearings may also be arranged to consider a proposal introduced or offered in only one house which will require consideration in both houses. The joint hearings shall take the place of separate hearings , and shall be are final unless the house where in which the proposal is pending orders a further hearing before its own committee.
SJR2, s. 17 Section 17. Joint rule 22 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 22. Cochairpersons of joint committees. All standing or special joint committees shall have a senate and an assembly cochairperson. Any Unless otherwise provided by both cochairpersons, a meeting of a joint committee shall be chaired by the cochairperson from the house that referred the business then before the joint committee.
SJR2, s. 18 Section 18. Joint rule 23 (2) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 23 (2) The committee shall have has the powers and responsibilities conferred upon it by statute or by the joint rules and may take appropriate action thereunder. The committee shall recommend to the houses any action it considers likely to more closely coordinate the work of the 2 houses or to save expenses or increase the efficiency of the legislature.
SJR2, s. 19 Section 19. Joint rule 23 (3) and (4) are created to read:
Joint Rule 23 (3) The committee shall adopt a policy for the preservation of historically significant electronic records of legislative business that are maintained by the chief clerks of the 2 houses.
(4) The committee shall adopt a continuity of operations plan for the purpose of meeting at a temporary seat of government to conduct legislative business as provided under section 323.51 (1m) of the statutes.
SJR2, s. 20 Section 20. Joint rule 27 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 27. Committee hearings open to public. Unless otherwise provided by law, every committee hearing, executive session, or other meeting shall be is open to the public. If time permits, advance notice of every regularly scheduled committee hearing, executive session, or other meeting shall be published as provided in joint rule 75.
SJR2, s. 21 Section 21. Joint rule 31 (1) (intro.) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 31 (1) (intro.) The chairperson or acting chairperson of each committee of the legislature shall keep, or cause to be kept, a record of the committee's proceedings containing the following information:
SJR2, s. 22 Section 22. Joint rule 31 (1) (d) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 31 (1) (d) The vote of each member on all motions, proposals, amendments, appointments, or administrative rules acted upon.
SJR2, s. 23 Section 23. Joint rule 31 (4) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 31 (4) The committee shall file, in the jacket envelope of every proposal, appointment, or administrative rule reported by it, the original record of the committee's proceedings containing the information compiled under sub. (1) for the proposal, appointment, or administrative rule. A duplicate of the record shall be filed by the chief clerk in the form most accessible for the use of the members and the public during the session. At the end of the biennial session the duplicates shall be filed in the legislative reference bureau.
SJR2, s. 24 Section 24. Joint rule 32 (1) (b) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 32 (1) (b) The name of the member, members, or committee introducing or offering the proposal.
SJR2, s. 25 Section 25. Joint rule 32 (1) (e) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 32 (1) (e) If appropriate, the actual date on which a fiscal estimate is received.
SJR2, s. 26 Section 26. Joint rule 32 (1) (f) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 32 (1) (f) The actual date of each public hearing.
SJR2, s. 27 Section 27. Joint rule 32 (1) (j) is created to read:
Joint Rule 32 (1) (j) Any other appropriate information, as determined by the chief clerk.
SJR2, s. 28 Section 28. Joint rule 33 (1) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 33 (1) The chief clerk of each house shall keep a book in which the chief clerk enters the date on which any enrolled bill, originating in that house, is submitted presented to the governor for approval. The chief clerk's entry shall show the number of the bill, and shall be countersigned by an employee of the office of the governor.
SJR2, s. 29 Section 29. Joint rule 34 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 34. Submittal Presentment of enrolled bills to governor. After an enrolled bill has been signed by the appropriate officer or officers certifying to its passage, it shall be presented, as provided in the session schedule or by other legislative rule, by the chief clerk of the house in which it originated to the office of the governor for approval.
SJR2, s. 30 Section 30. Joint rule 41 (3) (b) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 41 (3) (b) Upon a request of a bill's primary author, transmitted electronically unless directed otherwise by the presiding officer, the presiding officer of either house may transmit electronically a request through the department of administration for an appropriate state agency to prepare a supplemental fiscal estimate on any bill, or on a bill as affected by any proposed amendment or proposed substitute amendment, if the presiding officer believes that the fiscal estimate on the bill, or on the bill as affected by the proposed amendment, would be substantially different from the fiscal estimate on the original bill. Unless otherwise determined by the house in which the bill may be placed on the calendar, failure to receive a supplemental fiscal estimate requested under this paragraph on a bill that already has one or more original fiscal estimates shall does not delay consideration of the bill. A supplemental fiscal estimate prepared under this paragraph shall be transmitted electronically to the legislative reference bureau for reproduction and insertion in the bill jacket envelope.
SJR2, s. 31 Section 31. Joint rule 43 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 43. Reliable dollar estimate. The estimate shall be factual in nature, and shall provide as reliable a dollar estimate as possible. The fiscal estimate shall contain a statement setting forth the assumptions used in arriving at the dollar estimate. Identification of technical or policy problems in the bill shall may not be included in the estimate but should shall be transmitted electronically and separately in a technical memorandum.
SJR2, s. 32 Section 32. Joint rule 44 (2) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 44 (2) (a) The legislative reference bureau shall make a preliminary determination of whether the bill requires a fiscal estimate shall be made by the legislative reference bureau, which, except. Except as otherwise provided in joint rule 54 (2m), the legislative reference bureau shall indicate that a bill requires a fiscal estimate by displaying "FE" prominently on the jacket.
(b) No A jacket on which the "FE" symbol has been defaced may not be accepted for introduction unless the deletion of the "FE" symbol has been initialed by the chief or the deputy chief of the legislative reference bureau.
SJR2, s. 33 Section 33. Joint rule 45 (1) (a) is renumbered joint rule 45 (1).
SJR2, s. 34 Section 34. Joint rule 48 (title), (1), (2) and (4) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 48 (title) Review of agency prepared agency-prepared fiscal estimates. (1) On the 6th working day after the legislative reference bureau transmits electronically a copy of a fiscal estimate for an introduced bill to the primary author, the bureau shall transmit electronically a copy of the fiscal estimate and any worksheet to the legislative fiscal bureau and to the chief clerk of the house of origin to be inserted in the bill jacket envelope and shall forthwith cause reproduce the estimate and any worksheet to be reproduced as are amendments.
(2) During the 5-day period under sub. (1), the primary author of an introduced bill may transmit electronically to the department of administration a request that an original to have a supplemental fiscal estimate prepared for the bill as affected by a proposed amendment or a proposed substitute amendment, whether offered for introduction or not, be prepared by the agency that prepared the fiscal estimate for the bill.
(4) During the 5-day period under sub. (1), the primary author of an introduced bill may transmit electronically a request that the agency that prepared the fiscal estimate rewrite its fiscal estimate. If the agency agrees to rewrite the estimate and the primary author agrees to a delay in the publication of the fiscal estimate, the agency shall immediately electronically notify the department of administration and the legislative reference bureau, and the rewritten fiscal estimate, notwithstanding sub. (1), shall be is the only original estimate reproduced and inserted in the bill jacket envelope, but both the rewritten and the initial fiscal estimate shall be retained by the legislative reference bureau.
SJR2, s. 35 Section 35. Joint rule 51 (intro.) and (2) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 51 (intro.) No A proposal may not be introduced or offered unless it has been put in proper form by the legislative reference bureau. Only the persons authorized by this rule may use the drafting services of the legislative reference bureau to have proposals prepared for introduction. Persons authorized to use the drafting services are:
(2) Any agency, as defined in section 16.70 (1) (1e) of the statutes, created under chapter 13, 14, 15, or 758 of the statutes.
SJR2, s. 36 Section 36. Joint rule 51 (4) is repealed.
SJR2, s. 37 Section 37. Joint rule 51m is created to read:
Joint Rule 51m. Analyses on substitute amendments. The legislative reference bureau, if time permits, may prepare in plain language an analysis of a substitute amendment, to be reproduced with the substitute amendment when it is offered.
SJR2, s. 38 Section 38. Joint rule 52 (intro.) and (1) (c) and (e) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 52. Format; text display; structure of proposals. (intro.) All bills proposals shall be reproduced on paper 8-1/2 by 11 inches. Each bill shall have a title, an enacting clause, and subject matter disposed of in one or more sections and shall have the arrangement and wording prescribed by the following:
(1) (c) Any bill may include 2 or more types of actions and treat both general statutory law and nonstatutory law, but the various types of actions used shall must be listed in the order shown in par. (a), and, if both statutory and nonstatutory law are treated in the same manner, the statutory law shall must be cited first.
(e) Executive budget bills under section 16.47 (1) of the statutes, other lengthy bills that encompass multiple subjects and that are to be introduced at the request of the governor or the committee on organization of either house, bills proposing bulk revision of one or more entire chapters of the statutes, reconciliation bills introduced by the committee on organization of either house, and correction and revision bills shall are not be subject to the requirements of pars. (a) to (d), and instead may shall use a descriptive title similar to the following example: "An Act to amend and revise chapter .... and to make diverse other changes in the statutes; relating to:...."
SJR2, s. 39 Section 39. Joint rule 52 (5) (intro.), (a) and (b) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 52 (5) (intro.) Any proposal, substitute amendment, or amendment that proposes to amend an existing law or legislative rule, and any joint resolution that proposes to amend a section of the state constitution, shall display the full text of the unit of the law, rule, or constitution that is being amended, with any matter to be stricken out typed with a line through the matter, and any new matter underscored. This requirement shall does not apply to:
(a) Reconciliation bills introduced by the organization committee on organization of either house and correction or revision bills.
(b) Appropriation sections that only increase or decrease the amount of an existing appropriation, which shall instead indicate the amount by which the applicable appropriation is to be increased or decreased, and the purpose of this increase or decrease.
SJR2, s. 40 Section 40. Joint rule 53 (1) and (2) (a) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 53 (1) It is the policy of this state that law of continuing application shall be is incorporated into the statutes. The assignment of statute numbering to any part of a bill is indicative of a legislative intent that this text be incorporated into the statutes.
(2) (a) An increase or decrease in the amount of an existing sum certain appropriation, but the dollar amount by which the existing appropriation is increased or decreased shall must be reflected in the appropriation total as shown in the statutes in the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes.
SJR2, s. 41 Section 41. Joint rule 54 (1), (2) and (2m) (a) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 54 (1) Before a proposal is jacketed for introduction, the legislative reference bureau shall submit a copy of the draft to the authorizing legislator, chief clerk, caucus, or state agency for approval, but substitute amendments or amendments shall be immediately prepared to be offered unless the authorizing legislator, chief clerk, caucus, or state agency requests prior submittal for approval.
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